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mattski_
05-01-2004, 04:12 AM
Hi,

I've got to go to Dallas with work and would like some suggestions of things to do and see, time allowing.

ta,
Matt

mattski_
05-01-2004, 04:12 AM
Hi,

I've got to go to Dallas with work and would like some suggestions of things to do and see, time allowing.

ta,
Matt

Extreme_One
05-01-2004, 04:53 AM
Southfork?

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05-01-2004, 05:00 AM
West End?

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TC_PVT_Roger
05-01-2004, 05:12 AM
If you like Baseball, and the Rangers are playing, that's a nice stop.

Six Flags is right next to where the Rangers are (Arlington).

West End...good stop.

Downtown Dallas and the School Book Depository, to see the Kennedy Assasination museum is interesting.

Jagdgeschwader2
05-01-2004, 05:24 AM
Forget the West End go to Deep Ellum. The West Ends for kids. Deep Ellum has all the clubs and girls you could ever want in one place. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/784.gif The drunk guy you bump into might be me. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Also Lower Greenville is ok but a little too stuck up for my taste. People think they will see JR and cattle and cowboys running around Dallas. Beleive me it's more like New York around here. Just wait until you hit traffic hour! I hope you have a lot of patience. Watch out for all the desperados. I'm serious!

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capt_frank
05-01-2004, 05:55 AM
chuy's mex restauant on McKinney Ave http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

and i swear i saw the tatooed harpooner from "moby ****" at deep ellum when i was there a few years back! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

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mattski_
05-01-2004, 07:10 AM
hey guys, thanks for all the info - 'deep ellum' sounds fun ;-)

I'm going to be in the Addison area - is that anywhere near?

ta,
Matt

nearmiss
05-01-2004, 10:11 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mattski_:
Hi,

I've got to go to Dallas with work and would like some suggestions of things to do and see, time allowing.

ta,
Matt<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

The Cavanaugh Air Museum is located at a small airport in Addison,TX, which is actually in North Dallas. They have a P-51, P-61, B-25, BF109, P-40, F-6F and many other flying WW2 vintage aircraft.

It's good for an interesting half a day and everyone is real happy to answer questions.

Interesting, the aircraft are all flown on a regular basis. Often one or more of those pilots are around to discuss things with you.

Dallas is building a flight museum at Love field, but I'm not sure if it is finished.

I plan to go again soon, armed with all my new historical interest from WW2. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/10.gif

CLICK TO CAVANAUGH MUSEUM SITE (http://www.cavanaughflightmuseum.com/CFMMain.html)

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Eagle_361st
05-01-2004, 10:14 AM
Ahh the Dallas Cheerleaders perhaps. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

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05-01-2004, 10:18 AM
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DuxCorvan
05-01-2004, 10:23 AM
One useful thing to see is a pair of glasses.

Then, this:

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Woof603
05-01-2004, 11:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mattski_:
Hi,

I've got to go to Dallas with work and would like some suggestions of things to do and see, time allowing.

ta,
Matt<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You could look up Debbie... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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Fehler
05-01-2004, 12:10 PM
If you are in Dallas for the whole week, they play the Red Sox and then the Yankees later in the week, so that might be fun.

Addison is a pretty nice area. Stay away from South Dallas or Southeast Ft. Worth unless you want to be car jacked.. LOL

Oh, and I hope you are a good driver. Up here people take "Offensive Driving" classes in High School, or so it seems.. LOL

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arjisme
05-01-2004, 12:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mattski_:
hey guys, thanks for all the info - 'deep ellum' sounds fun ;-)

I'm going to be in the Addison area - is that anywhere near?

ta,
Matt<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
No, Addison is in North Dallas and deep ellum is near downtown Dallas. Addison has loads of restaurants in the area, so you aren't likely to go hungry. As stated previously, the Cavenaugh Flight Museum is right there too.

If you want to see Cowboys and cattle, plan a trip to Fort Worth and go see the Stockyards. If you think you are at all interested in seeing a rodeo, one option in Dallas is the Mesquite Rodeo.

TgD Thunderbolt56
05-01-2004, 01:24 PM
Take a trip over to Ft. Worth and check out the stockyards. Then swing up to Joe T. Garcia's Mexican restaurant. Oh, and like fehler said, stay away from SE part O'town http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

In north Dallas, It was always kind of cool to check out Highland Park. It's just a rich "hood", but some realy nice houses.

These suggestions are in addition to the others already listed. i.e. Deep Ellum, West End etc,... Although my number one choice would be the Rangers.

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Jagdgeschwader2
05-01-2004, 03:54 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by nearmiss:
Dallas is building a flight museum at Love field, but I'm not sure if it is finished.

I plan to go again soon, armed with all my new historical interest from WW2. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/10.gif

http://www.cavanaughflightmuseum.com/CFMMain.html

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I pass by The Frontiers of Flight museum at Love Field on my way to work every day. Still not finished yet. The interior is being painted at this time so it won't be long. It's really nice. They have a Sopwith Pup! I keep looking through the windows hoping to see it!
It will not have a lot of aircraft though it will be mainly artifacts. The Cavanaugh Flight Museum is still the best around here. I see that the Cavanaugh Flight museum still owns the Spitfire LF Mk VIIIC MT719. This Spitfire is featured in the book "Spitfire Flying Legend". I guess I'll go visit her again now that I'm thinking about her.


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Frontiers of Flight Museum at Dallas Love Field
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lil_labbit
05-01-2004, 04:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Woof603:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mattski_:
Hi,

I've got to go to Dallas with work and would like some suggestions of things to do and see, time allowing.

ta,
Matt<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You could look up Debbie... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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DO DEBBY hehehe

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horseback
05-01-2004, 04:33 PM
Do nothing that might indicate a contempt for the dual state religions of the Dallas Cowboys or Texas (PeeWee, Pop Warner, High Scool, JC or college)Football in general.

They take Football like the Pope takes his Catholicism--seriously. On the other hand, they do have good barbecue.

You also might wish to check out their hobby stores--some of the serious scale modeler's centers have a wealth of research material on all sorts of aircraft, even if you aren't into models. Dallas is something of a scale modeling hotbed, and Squadron Productions is in Carrolton, just north of Dallas.

Cheers

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ryan2107
05-01-2004, 04:45 PM
joe T's is pretty good mexican food. way over hyped though. these people telling you to stay outa south dallas but go to deep ellum instead are right. but deep ellum is pretty bad too. lots of muggings

mattski_
05-01-2004, 06:18 PM
hi everyone,

_thankyou_ for all of the advice, it is most appreciated. It looks like I might be there for upto 16 days so hopefully I'll get chance to check out some of the stuff you've suggested.

One question - what is the public transport system like btw?

ta,
Matt

Kasdeya
05-01-2004, 06:44 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Woof603:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mattski_:
Hi,

I've got to go to Dallas with work and would like some suggestions of things to do and see, time allowing.

ta,
Matt<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You could look up Debbie... http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

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WereSnowleopard
05-01-2004, 07:01 PM
So, Where are you from? I live at DFW.

310th Falcon
05-01-2004, 07:09 PM
mattski

The Cavanaugh Flight Museum at Addison Airport is outstanding. A must see!! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

If you have the time and want to go south from Dallas to San Antonio Texas here is a small museum at "Stinson Field" name "Texas Air Museum"
http://www.texasairmuseum.org/

It has a very rare Fw-190A-8 was flown by Leutnant Rudi Linz he was shot down in WkNr. 732183 "blue 4" on 9 February 1945 over Maistadt, Norway by RAF Mustang.

Linz had 70 kills before he was shot on that day!
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LW_Cobra
05-01-2004, 07:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WereSnowleopard:
So, Where are you from? I live at DFW.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I work at DFW and can clearly say nobody lives there, http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

Cavanaugh is a must see Museum and is on the east side of Addison airport, DO NOT miss this chance!!! They had a Hurricane last time I was there also and maybe a Spit now.

If you go into Dallas you must check out the Book Depository area, there is a white X on the road where Kennedy was shot, kinda spooky to stand on it. Most people I've taken there think it's much smaller than the video they have seen or as it appears in movies.

Bass Pro shops by Grapevine Mills outlet mall if you are into sports and hunting, and attatched to it is my favorite area resteraunt, Big Bucks - good NY Strip if you like meat. Saltgrass Steakhouse's are a good meat place also but slightly $$$, try the baked potato soup if you go there.

Check out the local listings for concerts at Smirnoff when you are in town, it's an outdoor showplace that doesn't have a bad spot.

If you want animals - Fort Worth Zoo is better than the Dallas one and Fossil Rim is a drive through park about 2 hours SW of Addison which is way cool.

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WereSnowleopard
05-01-2004, 08:00 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LW_Cobra:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by WereSnowleopard:
So, Where are you from? I live at DFW.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I work at DFW and can clearly say nobody lives there, http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

It is way, visiting airlines staff said to staff where they are from. Like when I visit LAX, I said "Hello I am from DFW" It is much easy since many people don't know all names of towns in whole Dallas/Ft.Worth area.

Regards
Snowleopard

mattski_
05-02-2004, 06:06 AM
hiya,

I'm originally from Coventry, England but now live in London.

ta,
Matt.

WereSnowleopard
05-02-2004, 07:54 AM
Mattski,

Okay, That's give me few extra idea...Let me collect stuff. Had you even gone to Medival time restaurant before? try that one http://www.medievaltimes.com/ I will ask more later as I get more idea. You may need to wear warm clothes in evening hour next week because it is still under 11 C. Right now at 9am at DFW is 11C (52 F). Will update with information for you later. I got to go.

Regards
Snowleopard

Heavy_Weather
05-02-2004, 01:07 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Extreme_One:
Southfork?

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TX-Chukar
05-02-2004, 01:11 PM
For a good steak burned over a mesquite fire may I suggest the Trail Dust restaurant. Be sure to wear a tie when you go, just not your best one. (hehehe)

And the folks are right about the Cavanaugh museum, its one of the best private collections you'll ever see.





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WereSnowleopard
05-02-2004, 03:25 PM
Also one thing you should have excite time during bad weather if you got it in wrong time and wrong day...hail, bigger booming lightning, and tornados. It is pretty common here LOL.

WereSnowleopard
05-02-2004, 03:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by TX-Chukar:
For a good steak burned over a mesquite fire may I suggest the Trail Dust restaurant. Be sure to wear a tie when you go, just not your best one. (hehehe)
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Yes, I encourge you to wear tie! It is very special place where tourists love to come to see that place to eat when wear ties!